It is January 20th 2013 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
The song that was chosen to be featured this week was picked for many reasons. Not only is the song itself phenomenal, but, the story behind the lyrics is something that most can relate to.
From close by, in Cambridge, Ontario, the Mainland Kitchen Band combine a newfie, celtic and folk style into their music. On the band's Facebook page they state, "We play traditional Newfoundland, Celtic and Canadian-American folk music from the likes of Pogues, Fables, Clancy's, Minny White, Harry Hibs, Irish Rovers, The Who and Van Morrison, as well as newer stuff like Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, etc." And, their unique genre is certainly getting noticed.
The Mainland Kitchen Band is comprised of [husband and wife duo] Jimmy Tarrant (vocals / guitar / percussion / banjo) and Rowena Turner (accordion / harmonicas). And, if you have yet to hear their originals, or covers, on Youtube, you may very soon.
This talented duo have been playing venues around Cambridge, Ontario for quite some time. And, since releasing their debut CD, titled Eastern Bound, in late mid 2012, their name is growing within the local music scene.
To be quite honest I have actually known these two for many years. So, when they dropped by Hopesfound Studios and recorded their latest track, I knew it had to be featured, immediately.
As you may have guessed by the name, Pretty Pink Ribbons is a song about a battle with cancer. On the Mainland Kitchen Band's Youtube Channel they posted, "This song was written as an inspiration for a very special lady who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer."
Pretty Pink Ribbons is definitely a song you need to check out. And, it is the perfect song to be featured as this week's 'Song of the Week'. Already nearing eight hundred views on Youtube, in just five days might I add, the song is being recognized all over.
So, Pretty Pink Ribbons is this week's 'Song of the Week' because of its amazing lyrics, catchy tune and overall extraordinary composition. As the duo have said, "Please share and help support Breast Cancer Awareness." And, we would like to wish the 'very special lady' this song was written about all the best as she begins her treatment.
If you have yet to run across the song on Youtube please make sure you take a listen to Pretty Pink Ribbons, this week's 'Song of the Week', here:
See you next Sunday for another new 'Song of the Week' addition. Until then, please check out the Mainland Kitchen Band and, most importantly, please share Pretty Pink Ribbons and help raise awareness of Breast Cancer.
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Photo credit: Facebook
Picture 1: From left to right: Jimmy Tarrant (vocals / guitar / percussion / banjo) & Rowena Turner (accordion / harmonicas)
Picture 2: Mainland Kitchen Band - Eastern Bound CD Cover
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